WALKING - Hats
woolly hat is still a fairly popular way of covering
your head, but with different styles and materials are
replacing the wooly hat.
Through the head you can lose a lot of body heat so
it is vital in cold, windy and wet conditions you protect
your head from the elements. What ever style you have
your hat should be large enough to cover the ears and
the base of the neck. Many walkers like the Inca style
hats with ear flaps and for harsh weather a balaclava
wool, polypropylene [thermal underwear material], silk
and fleece are all excellent. The more wind resistance
the balaclava the better.
Another useful item are the headovers which are basically
tubes of thermal material which can be used in various
ways, around the neck as a scarf, twisted in the middle
and doubled over the head as a hat and over the head
but under the jaws as a balaclava.
Whatever you decide on make sure it does not restricted
your vision looking forward or sideways.
- Climbing, Fell Walking,
Mountaineering, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Watersports
and other Activities can be extremely dangerous
and can result in permanent disability or even
loss of life. Participants in these activities
should be aware of and accept these risks and
be responsible for their own involvement and
Lake District Let's Go can not be held responsible.
Always seek advice and information.